Evaluation of Perception of II Year MBBS Students Regarding A Clinical Forensic Medicine Module in a Tertiary Care Centre
Keywords:Case based teaching, Medico legal cases, Clinical Forensic Medicine.
Background: Besides providing treatment to patients in medico legal cases, a competent medical practitioner
is legally bound to collect all necessary evidence material from the body of patients which may help in the
investigation of the crime and to aid in the court of law towards justice. In India, the current practice of
theoretical teaching of students in Forensic Medicine towards handling medicolegal cases is not enough to
deliver clinical skills effectively in handling medico-legal cases.
Aims & Objectives: This study was undertaken with objectives to evaluate students perception on Clinical
Forensic Medicine and impart them a hands on training towards handling antemortem medico legal cases.
Material & Method: It was an educational interventional study, including 125 second MBBS undergraduate
students. At the end of module, the students’ responses towards educational project on Clinical Forensic
Medicine were collected in the form of a pre-validated questionnaire template.
Results & Conclusion: About 52 % students responded as agreed and 29 % strongly agreed with the
questionnaires at the end of this module. Students favoured Clinical Forensic Medicine Module as an
effective teaching/learning method to learn on the basics of handling medico legal cases.